Case Studies

Ta Ra-Ra Brum-De-Ay Theatre Production

  • Artist(s):
    Community Vibe and Don't Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company
  • Artform(s):
    Theatre, Live Music, Comedy & Variety Performance
  • Commissioner(s):
    Birmingham City Council, Big Lottery Fund, Birmingham and Solihull NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust
  • Funder(s):
    Birmingham City Council, Big Lottery Fund, Birmingham and Solihull NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust
  • Venue(s):
    Birmingham Library Theatre
  • Duration:
    May - June 2012
  • Health Need(s):
    Mental Health
Summary:
A Victoriana Jubilee themed community theatre engagement project by Community Vibe and Don’t Go Into The Cellar theatre group with Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies.

Project Information

Ta Ra-Ra Brum-De-Ay took place in June 2012 at The Library Theatre, Birmingham and was a Victoriana Jubilee themed community theatre engagement project by Community Vibe and Don’t Go Into The Cellar with Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies.

The project participants were from Piece of Mind, a local drama group for adults with mental health experience who worked alongside new members of the community and with a range of artists, directors and musicians on this professional theatre production. Both the actors and service users had input into the creation, devising and performance of Ta Ra-Ra Brum-De-Ay. Service users were creatively involved in the production and performance process of the project for therapeutic, positive well being and artistic benefits.

Community Vibe is an award-winning Community Interest Company that delivers cutting edge innovative theatre. Our work is based in the Midlands, providing a range of multimedia, dance and arts projects, which aim to involve members of the community as participants, creators and leaders. Our objective is to deliver high-quality performance work and community engagement processes that celebrate diversity and issues relevant to our ever-changing society. All of our projects provide a range of interactive research, so people of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to participate, providing eclectic challenges for all. By working with a range of communities on a constant basis, we can ensure that the process of our work is of the highest standard. Using a team of experienced practitioners and artists who are passionate about the ethos and principles of Community Vibe, we work together in making memorable theatre projects that bring people together. For more information, visit www.communityvibe.co.uk or email rachel@communityvibe.co.uk
 
Established in 2010, Don't Go Into The Cellar! has performed at venues across the United Kingdom, from theatres and restaurants to manor houses and festivals. Their shows offer an original take on traditional Victorian and Edwardian theatre, combining authentic costumes and props with multimedia film, video and sound. The team of talented professional performers brings high-quality drama and comedy to our vintage chillers, Sherlockian thrillers and music-hall variety shows. For more information, visit www.dontgointothecellar.com or email thebestcellar@gmail.com
 
The Birmingham Centre for Arts Therapies provided the Musical Ensemble “The Penny Farthings” who made the music as authentic as humanely possible. For more information, visit www.bcat.info/

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